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Isiah Thomas is great

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    John Salley says Zeke is the greatest he's ever played with.
    http://tracking.si.com/2012/08/15/michael-jordan-magic-johnson-greatest-ever-john-salley/?sct=obnetwork
     
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    This just in: John Salley is an idiot.
     
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    Drip's headline is incorrect, for those who care. Sally says within the story (he actually said this to Colin Cowherd) that Magic is the best player ever, and Thomas is the best player he ever played with (which is noteable, I guess, because he played with Shaq and Kobe at the end of his career.)

    I can make an argument Magic is better than Jordan and I'll probably lose, but I can at least entertain the argument. Not even Jim Dolan or Bobby Knight could make a credible case for Zeke as the GOAT.
     
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    Salley also played with Jordan.

    Magic's place in NBA history, either in the top 10 or the top three, depends on how you view his early retirement. If you project his numbers out to accommodate for a normal finish, he might be Jordan's chief competition. Of course, if you're doing that, you also might be inclined to add back the four seasons Jordan skipped while retired the first two times.
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    Also, Salley said on TV a few years ago that Jordan was the greatest:
     
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    Regardless of the context, my statement still stands.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    Headline is not wrong. He said Magic is the best he played against. Zeke is the greatest he played with. I just stretched it a bit but the bottom line is that Zeke is GOAT to Salley.
     
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    No, the headline definitely is wrong. For one, Chamberlain is never assessed in any of Salley's statements. Also, Salley played against Thomas, so if he's to be taken literally, he is saying Johnson was better than Thomas.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    If John Salley says Zeke is the greatest he's ever played with, why argue with his assessment? He's entitled to have an opinion.
     
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Move over Mike and Wilt, Isiah Thomas is the greatest NBA player

    I didn't realize John Salley had played with Wilt Chamberlain.
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: Isiah Thomas is the great




    'Greatest I ever played with' is not equivalent to 'Greatest of All Time.'
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Eric Montross is the greatest I ever played with. It was volleyball, but still.
     
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